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SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
analyst report. you mentioned it which i'm glad you did. really sort of an indication about where the puc is heading with regard to the sewer system improvement program. we just finished or are close to finishing hopefully with two large projects kind of underway. so, i think great with the [speaker not understood] program. >> that's right. >> we're pretty much getting to a point where we're well underway in our program coming to completion at some point minus those two big projects. but the next big piece that puc is going into is sewer system improvement program which is looking at essentially $7 billion. and that's significantly as a very large project and it's even larger than the wisa program the puc had to undertake. so, i know that your commission has already approved phase 1 in terms of the 2.7 billion over 10 years. i know there is going to be an impact to rate payers and i know your commission is looking out for that. i would implore upon you and your commission as you're taking actions, it will be implemented in the future with regards to rates that you do keep the board of sup
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
to the puc to mitigate the impacts on the city's transmission system. >> there are a couple recommendations that the budget analyst put forward. we're going to talk about them in the report. quickly from the standpoint of tracing the appropriation of 2.9 on budget and finance reserve pending the puc's provision of the details of how that is expended. my understanding the department agrees with that recommendation? >> yes, we do. >> thank you. there is a second part of it, for future mitigations or contracts that get into place, the budget analyst really has the intention of wanting to make sure that the board has some level of oversight around that money that comes through. from my understanding of it, the puc is generally and the commission has acted to say when you do receive any of these mitigations that they be used to sure up the transmission lines or some of the other things that it's meant to mitigate, that via contract or the intention was for mitigation fee, correct? >> that's correct. >> and so, i think what's going to happen is if we have every $100,000 to the budget and finance
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
, the puc is generally and the commission has acted to say when you do receive any of these mitigations that they be used to sure up the transmission lines or some of the other things that it's meant to mitigate, that via contract or the intention was for mitigation fee, correct? >> that's correct. >> and so, i think what's going to happen is if we have every $100,000 to the budget and finance committee for the same purpose over and over again, that might earn be the best and highest use of our time. * not the puc has come up with alternatives to make sure we still have oversight over it. can you explain that a bit? >> yeah, i think we would recommend that those funds be held on the controller's reserve and we work with the controller to provide reports to the board on expenditures of funds in excess of $100,000 so that it can be done in effect an administrative matter but still reported to the board in a way the board feels like it has full knowledge and ability to control it if there is something going awry. >> why don't we go to the budget analyst report. >> [speaker not understood]
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 11:30am PST
to thank puc and ms. hale for your presentation. thank you very much and i really appreciate the work that has been put together in developing the framework for outreach. i actually really believe that we need to move forward quickly as a city. i want to make sure we're successful in the program. while we don't have all the details of the early notification and education plan there, the framework is clear and i think it's a good starting point to move forward for the city and i believe that while we have had comments about talking about caution i think they're well meaning how to have a successful program but i think the success of the program is that we roll out quickly with the notification and the education plan. that's going to be most meaningful. i also want to make sure that we're really clear that the effort is really working in the deep green areas first and foremost where we know a particular target audience is for the message and we know how to craft that message for them as well. i think that is going to be significant. we're not reaching out to every population in sa
SFGTV
Dec 24, 2012 10:30am PST
for the public utilities commission it does and i think we want to make sure we're either today or the next puc meeting but i hope that's the plan, the framework of the plan can be adopted. >> i would like to make a comment. >> commissioner torres. >> first of all i never believed the hit pieces against you commissioner olague. >> thank you. >> and the man that defeated carter thought redwood trees caused pollutions and number three i don't think the staff is naive and to suggest that is inappropriate. they have been working very hard in this effort -- >> i -- >> i'm not talking about you. i am talking general in response. i believe the process is organic and i believe they do take into consideration every input as possible and this process and i know the chair and the other members of the commission know is not over yet. it is still evolving and that is an important element to put out there. this process is still evolving and organ and i can need continued input to whatever surveys and approaches we take are reflective of those issues and the other issue raised is san franciscans should be
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
have charles from the puc. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is charles pearl, i'm the deputy chief officer for the san francisco public utilities commission. i have a few slides to show with you. so, we could switch those now. thanks. you've heard a lot of bond items come before you related to our water enterprise and this item is for our wastewater enterprise. we have two series of bonds that we're proposing, the 2013 a and b series. the first one is a refunding series which is authorizing up to $250 million of bonds to refund our outstanding debt which is primarily our 2003 bonds. we typically have to wait about 10 years before we can refund outstanding debt so this is our first opportunity again to generate savings. i'll talk a little bit more about the details of the savings in a moment. but the other item is the 2013 b bonds. those bonds are expected to be approximately $420 million. the wastewater enterprise was in may of 2010 and we have spent all of those funds. that's why we're bringing forward this financing for your consideration today. just in terms of context, we
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 10:30pm PST
comments that have been made and the comments too from this body and all of the work that the puc has done. i have been on the public utilities commission for four years plus and i know this cleanpower sf issue -- i think it's been eight years, nine years in the coming, and when i came on there was really this sort of sense that the puc wasn't stepping up, that the city didn't care that we weren't moving quickly enough and he we are at this opportunity to really move things forward. i think it's really remarkable and i think we all now recognize with hurricane sandy, with the inclement weather and the winter we're having now that climate change and renewable power and local energy provision is paramount and we need to main ain and amplify that commitment as a city. i also continue to have my eye on the prize of the local build out and the promise of that because i think not only is the job opportunity great, and all kinds of implications around work force training and at the local level and diversify that source and needs to be local and hurricane sandy has shown us that. that if there
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 10:00am PST
the public utilities commission. >> yes, art torres member of puc and other members. thank you very much for being here. we make a very legionary and strong quorum on this rainy day. >> okay. >> and of course our general manager is here as well, har an kelly and the staff of the puc. >> thank you. i want to thank sfgtv for their work broadcasting this meeting, and madam clerk if you could chair with us your announcements. >> please make sure to silence all electronic devices. speaker cards and any documents should be submitted to the clerk. >> okay. do you want to call the roll? you call the roll on puc. >> yes. >> president torres. >> here. >> commissioner. >> here. >> commissioner moran commissioner caen and cortni are both excused from today's meeting. >> okay. that serves as items one and two. let's call our hird item. >> third item opening remarks and expectations for the joint meeting. >> okay. actually let's just call -- let's just call items four and five along with that and we can have our opening remarks that will cover all these items. >> item four is general update on
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
're in the process right now of in our budget with sf puc allocating sf puc resources because we do have sf puc money for cca, so there is some latitude to you from a budget standpoint about the position, so in terms of flexibility with option two. i don't think you need to say there is only one position available and we have two positions authorized and we're going to cut the one, and then maybe what you would be saying you want to authorize the other, but with cost effectiveness if you go out figure out in the interview that you could do the two with one you would do that if that makes sense to you. >> okay. commissioner avalos, did you want to add anything? i think -- >> i would have a preference that we don't -- we have a search process that doesn't go through the rigga mo rol that jason discussed right now with the ideal and we could have a flexible process for option two, but i just thought jason was shaking his head. i wasn't counting on the process so involved with the process and the mayor process -- the mayor be part of that process. that to me doesn't seem like a real easy process to g
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 4:30pm PST
conservation project. the p.u.c. extends grant assistance for retrofits and encouraging large water uses to implement necessary retrofits to maximize our ability to realize real water savings through conservation measures and innovative practices. in 2011 the department partnered with the p.u.c. to develop a plan for 12 parks where the most water can be conserved. alamo square was ranked within the top five of the consumer parks but had high potential for water conservation. as a result -- i will use the overhead here. alamo square will be the fourth park we have been able to implement this in. previous projects include alta plaza, a 900,000 reward, replacing the irrigation controller and install drought tolerant no-month grass and improve drainage. balboa park, 120,000 grant reward. we replaced the booster pump and raised the sunken boxes and improved the irrigation line. lastly, those in jefferson square in the western addition, with over a million in a grant reward replaced the entire system, installed a state-of-the-art system, no-month grass and drought tolerant landscaping features
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
's nothing more than a company union and a lap dog for those in the sf puc that need cover for their ineptitude. otherwise it's the fox that is being appointed to guard the hen house. this committee and its sf puc handlers have betrayed the voters. end this charade now. do not lift the sunset and an allusion of oversight is no oversight. tony hall had all right. go back to the drawing board and give us real oversight. don't rationalize that by keeping this cherawaed in place is just allowing the toxes toxes continued access to the hen house. >> thank you. >> hi. >> i'm concerned about the impacts on the voters, the economy and the tenants. i actually went to that committee to see what was going on after hear something reports about problems there. i made a couple of visits and i did not like what i saw. i think i heard a lot of testimony this afternoon about things getting swept under the rug and you are hearing a little bit of that carpet being pulled up right now and we're seeing reports about some problems there. i think it's not the unusual expiring of sunset and com
SFGTV
Dec 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
themselves were all donated by so-lon, and then we had a little bit of management staff time here at the puc to bring it to $11,000 total. >> thank you. >> other comments. >> with respect to the installation, is this an installation agreement or some record between the public utility commission and the department of public works? >> yes, typically we have a work order. they provide with scope and cost, and we have a work order agreement with them, and that's documented within that process. >> so you issue a work order. and then they determine what the scope of work is? >> we tell them what our needs are, and then they provide us with a scope and cost. and then we say, okay, if we are comfortable with that assessment of the cost and the scope covers the work we identified that we needed. then we work order the funds to dpw. it comes to us like a bid from dpw. >> is that in the record? is the actual response, the department of public works is that in the record? >> typically yes, it's provided to us and included in our support of the expenditure in our budget. >> no, in my record? >> no, in th
SFGTV2
Dec 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two offi lations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead platinum building which is very few buildings in san francisco that achieved this mark. >> leadership and energy environmental design, it takes a look at the way we think about the places where we live and work. i like to think of it as designed for hum
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
by our climate change ordinances and our plan to be updated and the sf puc plan and the city set forth aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets. san francisco emissions come from a variety of sources, but electricity is about 25% of that, so it's one of the largest areas for reduction in the city. san francisco's electricity supply is actually quite clean to the national average. we are 41% renewable if you include hydro electric power and hetch hetchy and pg&e hydro generation, but the goal as set out by mayor newsom is to become 100% renewable and we have a task force comprised of leaders and community and stakeholders, environmental ngo's and the local utilities and relevant city departments. the task force met for 18 months monthly to discuss issues with renewable energy development for the city and the was to do this goal within 10 years so we looked at barriers and technical opportunities, financial aspects and of course public education and awareness, and ultimately outlined recommendations around three areas, energy efficiency and utility generation and the course identif
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